(Thunder Bay - March 7, 2004) On Wednesday, March 9, the Lakehead University Emergency First Response Team (LUEFRT) will be holding the annual Save-A-Life Wednesday.
In the Agora from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be displays and showcases from many emergency and health organizations in Northwestern Ontario. This is an opportunity for the Lakehead Community to interact with personnel and about the valuable service that these organizations provide.
What: Save-A-Life Wednesday
Where: Lakehead University Agora
When: Wednesday, March 9 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Attending Organizations include:
Ski Patrol, St. John Ambulance, Air Ambulance 7797, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lakehead Search and Rescue, Thunder Bay Sexual Assault, and many more.
The Lakehead University Emergency First Response Team is a student-administered, volunteer service which operates on an on-call basis 24-hours a day, seven days-a-week throughout the academic year. Radio dispatched through campus Security, LUEFRT will arrive within minutes to provide pre-hospital emergency care and first aid to students, staff, faculty, and visitors on campus.
LUEFRT is a dynamic and growing university department. In early September the team recruits and trains new members. In order to be a team member, applicants must hold both a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level "C" application certification. After completing an application form, those qualified are invited to be interviewed. Following the interview selected applicants attend team training. Training for LUEFRT consists of two consecutive weekends of review and evaluation of emergency care skills with instructors who are Paramedics, Nurses, Physicians and First Responders. A continuing education program for active First Responders works to maintain and continually improve the standard of care provided by the LUEFRT.
For more information, contact Darryl Pater, Director, LUEFRT, at 343-8209.
Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Communications Officer, Lakehead U, 807-343-8177 or 807-472-9113